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Former Member Details

Mr George Arthur BURGESS (1863 - 1941)

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Date of Birth: 02/11/1863
Place of Birth: Mara Creek , New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 08/02/1941
Place of Death: Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 03 Jul 1901 25 Jun 1917 15 years 11 months 23 days
Member for Young 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Member for Burrangong 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Member for Burrangong 10 Sep 1907 14 Sep 1910 3 years 5 days
Member for Burrangong 14 Oct 1910 06 Nov 1913 3 years 24 days
Member for Burrangong 06 Dec 1913 25 Jun 1917 3 years 6 months 20 days
Wellington Cattle Sale-yards Bill Committee No.10 15 Nov 1904 17 Nov 1904 3 days
Grain Bags Regulation Bill Committee No.11 25 Sep 1906 15 Nov 1906 1 month 22 days
Great Northern Coal Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.7 08 Sep 1908 30 Sep 1908 23 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 23 Jul 1913 23 Jul 1913 1 day
Standing Orders Committee No. 4 11 Mar 1914 18 Apr 1914 1 month 8 days
Standing Orders Committee No. 4 22 Jul 1914 23 Feb 1915 7 months 2 days
Standing Orders Committee No. 3 02 Jul 1915 13 Apr 1916 9 months 12 days
Standing Orders Committee No. 4 28 Jul 1916 21 Dec 1916 4 months 24 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Secretary of Coonamble Branch (1896), member of central executive from 1900 until 1901, expelled over conscription in November 1916; continued in Burragorang in 1917 as an Independent.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1902
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Shearer and union official. Left school at age twelve; farming in Coonamble district as a young man; shearer; organiser at Coonamble and Orange, and central branch secretary of the Australian Workers' Union; held grazing property at Thuddungra c.1903; established the Railway and Tramway Field Staff Association in 1914, president; in demarcation dispute with Railway Workers and General Labourers Association of New South Wales in 1916; appointed as Commissioner for Review and Adjustment of Travelling Stock and Camping Reserves in 1917.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of George Edward Burgess, publican, and Mary Grimley. Married Florence Clark on 27 January 1896 and had issue 3 daughters and 2 sons. Roman Catholic. Northern Suburbs cemetery.
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